News for Central Kids Glenshea

Exploring an Interest

At Central Kids Glenshea, children are provided opportunities to demonstrate ability to pursue an interest or project for a sustained period of time. (Te Whāriki, 2017 – page 47. Exploration)

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Increasing Self Confidence

Our children are really enjoying taking risks using their bodies. The teachers have noticed that encouraging these children to give anything a go by using their bodies has definitely increased personal self-confidence of what they can and cannot do yet. … Continue reading

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Sensory Fun

The urge to play and experiment in water is very strong and so on a rainy day our children make the most of a huge puddle, and the rain water in the trough.   Using all the senses and imagination … Continue reading

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Enclosing

Children have been very busy playing through enclosing. From making huts inside and outside, has extended to making a couple of teepees in the playground. The children are learning to work together, solve their own problems and work with a … Continue reading

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Fun in the Mud !!!

Children are enjoying the mud pit as we have had a lot of rain. We also have a new kitchen for the mud that the children are really having fun with. It is great to see children being spontaneous and … Continue reading

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Polydrons

The children have been enjoying working together or on their own using the magnetic polydrons. Children are developing their independence as they are offered opportunities to develop relationships with peers.   Manipulative play provides opportunities for individual, parallel or co-operative … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice….

Practice, practice, practice makes perfect!! One of our children really enjoys physical play and challenges herself.  She practices and practices until she achieved her goal of walking over the barrels.  Look at that smile when she had achieved her goal. Outdoor … Continue reading

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Self Care Skills

These children have been practicing how to care for our babies. These children enjoyed the process of filling up the baths, washing the babies, and then drying them, they are learning about self-care skills.

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Dramatic Play

Children have been expressing their creative ideas as they explore and learn about dramatic play. They are very independent, interact with each other and act out their play in their own way.

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Building with Polydrons

Children are learning to control where they want their magnetic pieces to go and have a sense of purpose as they explore new concepts of building strategies for thinking, reasoning, perseverance, concentration and patience.

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